• Full BMW 2-Series Active Tourer specifications including curb weight, gearing, and 0-60 - Next generation X1 to use this FWD platform

      After the photos and promotional propaganda showing us the abomination that is the 2-Series Active Tourer BMW finally provided the important data. So how much does this front wheel drive BMW weigh? A not so lightweight 3317 pounds for the 225i model. That means with the addition of all wheel drive the weight will only climb. BMW also intends to use this platform for the next generation X1 rather than develop an all new chassis so not only is the 2-Series Active Tourer a rebadged Mini the 2016+ BMW X1 will basically just be a stretched FWD Mini platform.

      That is a bit of a disappointment to say the least. Spyphotos of this car testing have already been posted and you can check them out here.

      Full specifications of the 2-Series Active Tourer below.





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      1. boostedmaserati's Avatar
        boostedmaserati -
        SLOW!
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        $#@! this noise; what a pathetic piece of $#@!... WTF BMW! W.T.F!

        How can you call this an "ultimate driving machine"
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        come on, don't touch the X1....

        i had drove an X1 loaner and i'm tellin you guys it is an incredible car. best car for it's price IMHO. but this will $#@!ing ruin it. i could give a $#@! about the 2 series POS (the series as a WHOLE is garbage) but come on man not the X1...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rawad1017 Click here to enlarge
        come on, don't touch the X1....

        i had drove an X1 loaner and i'm tellin you guys it is an incredible car. best car for it's price IMHO. but this will $#@!ing ruin it. i could give a $#@! about the 2 series POS (the series as a WHOLE is garbage) but come on man not the X1...
        Too late man. This is your preview of the X1.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        BMW = German Toyota
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        BMW = German Toyota
        That's what I've been saying.
      1. Group.america's Avatar
        Group.america -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        BMW = German Toyota

        Only going to get worse with the reaffirmation of Mercedes outselling BMW... the 2 series, 1 series and the Merc CLA series has brought their profits a healthy boost ad allowed any Tom, Jack or Raelene to lease one for low spondoolies...

        AND the profit margins of the lower end cars are almost the best of the whole line... eg last year the CLA and S series Mercs had the highest profit margins for Mercedes
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        I thought the 2-series was RWD and the new 1-series was FWD?
      1. Kommodore's Avatar
        Kommodore -
        I also had an X1 loaner. It was hilarious. Fun. Entertaining. And that N20 was, and I feel weird to say this, really fun with the 8 speed automatic. I'd have it in a manual too, it was just like owning a really happy donkey. I can't believe they are going FWD with it. I'm about to sell everything and buy an old Porsche or something.
      1. Blitz535i's Avatar
        Blitz535i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Kommodore Click here to enlarge
        I also had an X1 loaner. It was hilarious. Fun. Entertaining. And that N20 was, and I feel weird to say this, really fun with the 8 speed automatic. I'd have it in a manual too, it was just like owning a really happy donkey.
        Love it; a car review that I can even understand. Rep to you my friendClick here to enlarge.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        I thought the 2-series was RWD and the new 1-series was FWD?
        Heh oh the cruel irony of trying to figure out which BMW's are RWD.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Kommodore Click here to enlarge
        it was just like owning a really happy donkey
        Hahahah repped.